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Gualala Arts Lecture Series presents:
Panama 2008

with Bill Perry and Dorothy Ruef
Monday, October 20, 2008, 7:00 p.m.
$5 donation requested

Bill Perry and Dorothy Ruef On Monday, October 20, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. the Gualala Arts lecture series offers a slide presentation with live commentary entitled "Panama 2008." It features 160 new images taken this year by Bill Perry and Dorothy Ruef, long-time coast residents who led Swiss Treks for Gualala Arts in the 1990s.

They will share scenes from their recent month-long visit on foot, by boat, and by bus. "Panama 2008" includes images of the Panama Canal, the capitol city, the indigenous people, the tropical jungles, the palm-lined beaches, the wild life and much more,

Once a gateway to California for the forty-niners and later a strategic territory carved out of Columbia, Panama is today a booming and independent democracy unfettered by colonial status or oppressive dictatorships. However, there still remains a taste of international intrigue and corruption fed by cash infusions from Columbian drug lords, ex-pat Americans seeking a tax haven, and fat cat South American refugees.

This evening promises to be entertaining and informative with some candid commentary and a lively question and answer session. Tickets are not required, but a $5 donation will be accepted at the door.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
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Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.